What does the word vestry mean?

Usage examples for vestry

  1. At the top of the street he descended hastily, and, as the bell jerked out its final note, hurried toward the vestry with a depressed and gloomy face. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. And then there rose that cry which everybody could hear- which paralysed the bridal procession and brought the clergyman startled out of the vestry, and thrilled the careless lookers- on. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  3. Halborough had been briefly introduced to them on his arrival some days before, and, their interest being kindled, they waited a few moments till he came out of the vestry, to walk down the churchyard- path with him. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy